Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself. - Havelock Ellis

Enjoy life more and learn some West Coast Swing Come out and celebrate 20 years of Swing City with us.

Classes for January are listed on the lessons page. There are new classes and some other changes. Register now - classes start this week.

We have planned more Dance Cruises. If you wish to receive the dance cruise newsletter please email me at dancevictoria@telus.net

Private Lesson Dance Cards still available in January: I am offering a great 5 for 4 private lesson dance card again this year. Email me at dancevictoria@telus.net or call 250-920-7556 for more info.

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Dances for the next week

Wednesday, January 10 -----------

Event: Seniors (55+) Line Dance 1-2 pm, Social dance 2-3 pm
Place: Gordon Head Rec Center, 4100 Lambrick Way.
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: FREE

Friday, January 12 ----------

Event: Swing City Swing Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: West Coast Swing with Sam & Meaghan at 8pm
Place: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10

Event: Argentine Tango 8pm-1am
Place: Café Casablanca, 2524 Bridge Street
Dance Floor: Small/Medium, wood
Admission: $10 workshop & dance plus $2 consumption charge

Saturday, January 13 ----------

Event: E & R Ballroom Dance: 7:45-10:15pm
Place: Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Dr.
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10 pp in advance, $12 at the door (See Advance Tickets)

Event: New Imperial Social Club Dance: 8-10:30pm
Featuring: Pulp Mills
Place: Chief & Petty Officer's Mess, 1575 Lyall St.
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $10 members/$14 guests

Event: Red Hot Swing, 8:30pm - 12:30am
Place: Bert Richman building, 4105 Lambrick Way
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: $10/$13

Event: Latin Dance, 8:30pm-1am
Place: Café Casablanca 2524 Bridge Street
Dance Floor: Medium/Small, Hardwood.
Admission: $10 plus $2 consumption charge

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Advance Tickets:

1) Elizabeth & Ron Smailes Ballroom Dance on Saturday, January 13th at Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Dr. 7:45 – 10:15. Tickets: $10 pp in advance, $12 at the door. For advance tickets contact: eandr@eandrballroomdance.com

2) Da Vinci Social Valentine's Dance: Saturday, February 10th, 8pm-midnight, 195 Bay St. Tickets are $15/person in advance at LeonardoDaVinci.payments@gmail.com or at the door.

3) West Shore Lions Club Fundraising Dance featuring music by KOOLER and SuperSauce: Saturday, March 24th at Royal Canadian Legion #91, Langford, 761 Station Ave. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door - available on line at the West Shore Lions website-home page or Langford Legion - ph 250-478-8365. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wesy-shore-lions-dance-kooler-supersauce-tickets-41681318947

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More Will Rogers Quotes: (still relevant 100 years later)

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like.

A fool and his money are soon elected.

The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf.

Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don’t have for something they don’t need.

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

Never miss a good chance to shut up.

Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

and start dancing...